NEWS: Saturday’s clash with Gillingham will be the club's designated Kick It Out fixture

Thu 16 Feb 2017
Author: Billie Marshall

The Sky Blues take on the Gills, with the fixture dedicated to the work of Kick it Out...

Coventry City FC will promote the vital work of football’s equality and inclusion organisation, Kick it Out, this weekend against the Gills. 

Since 1993, Kick It Out has worked throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change. 

Throughout the 2016/17 season, Kick It Out is running an initiative – Call Full Time On Hate – which aims to utilise and engage the collective force of football to tackle discrimination and hate incidents at every level of the game.
 
The initiative also seeks to highlight the positive messages of inclusion echoed by the football authorities, clubs, players, managers and supporters’ groups.
 
Coventry City are fully behind #CallFullTimeOnHate and in addition to its support in the programme, the club will be supporting the initiative on social media, as well as through Kick It Out resources such as posters, t-shirts and advertisements inside the Ricoh Arena. Meanwhile, midfielder Gael Bigirimana is one of the Kick It Out ‘Next 20’ ambassadors.

You can see more about the work of Kick It Out on their website at kickitout.org, on Twitter at @kickitout or you can also download the Kick It Out reporting app. This app allows fans to anonymously report any incidents of racism or discrimination.
 
We are also showing our support for the Football vs Homophobia campaign, with February being the annual Football v Homophobia month of action. FvH is a global campaign challenging homophobia and discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people across football. 

To find out more about the initiative and how you can get involved please visit footballvhomophobia.com or follow them on Twitter: @FvHtweets 

Coventry City fans are encouraged to follow @lgbtCCFC on Twitter, a supporters group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Sky Blues fans.
 
The Sky Blues are proud to support Kick It Out and Football v Homophobia. It doesn’t matter where you come from, the colour of your skin, your sexual orientation or your religious beliefs. Football, and Coventry City matches, should be inclusive of everybody. 

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